Monday, December 14, 2009


"What the mystic beholds in his ecstasy and loses in his moments of dryness, what the lover pursues and adores, what the child cries out for when left alone, is much more a spirit, a person, a haunting mind, than a set of visual sensations: yet the visual sensations are connected inextricably with that spirit, else the spirit would not withdraw when the sensations failed. We are not dealing with an articulate mind whose possessions are discriminated and distributed into a mastered world where everything has its department, its special relations, its limited importance; we are dealing with a mind all pulp, all confusion, keenly sensitive to passing influences and reacting on them massively and without reserve...."

George Santayana

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